Superior, Wisconsin: Tour a Great Lakes Freighter on Land

Launched in 1896, the SS Meteor hauled iron ore, grain, sand and gravel, cars, and oil before it was hauled up on dry land and opened as a museum in 1972. Walk up to it on the grass and tap the hull.

SS Meteor

Address:
300 Marina Drive, Superior, WI
Directions:
SS Meteor. Follow US Hwy 2 east, through downtown Superior. Continue straight onto Marina Drive (You'll see the Veterans Historical Center on the left). Follow Marina Drive to the stop sign. Turn left. Cross over the little bridge and you'll see the freighter on the left.
Hours:
Summer hrs vary, Covid-19 tour restrictions; Closed mid-Oct. to mid-May (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
715-394-5712
Admission:
Adults Tour $10, 6-17 $6; Exhibit only $5
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Tour a Great Lakes Freighter on Land

Very interesting tour. We tried to go again Aug 2020, but the freighter was closed due to Covid-19. If you have difficulty with stairs/ladders, this will be limiting in some places.

[Susan, 08/22/2020]

SS Meteor.

Tour a Great Lakes Freighter on Land

Fun tour of the freighter, but be sure to reserve your spot in advance.

[Steve, 08/16/2020]

The attraction has different pricing for exhibits only vs. tour/exhibits. For summer 2020 they've instituted safety guidelines limiting tours to groups of 10 or less who have isolated as a pod. Advance reservations only.


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